A CHRONICLE PERTAINING TO STRANGE CREATURES AND OUT OF PLACE ANIMALS IN THE CAPITAL.
Wednesday 8 December 2010
A Seal Shot In The Thames
From THE FIELD magazine of January 3rd 1857 : A few days ago, the attendant on the boats at the Feathers, Wandsworth, shot a large seal in the Thames, near the above place. It is a beautiful specimen of the species, and is the only one of the kind that has been seen by anyone of the Thames fishermen above bridge. It measures four-feet in length, two-feet one-inch in breadth, and is two-feet three-inches in girth. The fish may be seen at Mr H. Salter's, the Feather's Tavern, Wandsworth